They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.
Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
Celebrate the heat of July with classics by two of the sharpest editors in the experimental scenes in the USA. Abigail Child’s heady Is This What You Were Born For? series (from which we’re showing four films) took the Eighties by storm creating “found” footage collages of sultry noir seduction—turning erotic desires on its head. Robert Hilferty’s notes on Covert Action could describe the whole...
Come join for a night of fun with a zine party at the Gladstone Hotel. This D.I.Y. night will be filled with scissors, multicoloured papers, collage images and plenty of pens with the hopes of making some fantastic one-off zines or multiples. Learn about the history of zine-culture and the importance of spreading information through self-published works. Different zine building techniques will ...
Back by popular demand! An encore screening of
It Takes A Riot: Race, Rebellion, Reform
A documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the Yonge St. uprising
Special panel discussion to follow.
On May 4 1992 in Toronto, a march against anti-Black police violence turned into a riot. The march was organized by the Black Action Defense Committee, a civil rights group, police and criminal justice sy...
Join ALEXANDRIA on July 27th for an intimate Live Performance!
This will be a super exclusive look into some new unreleased music that Alexandria is excited to share with you!
You can also book tables in advance for dinner and drinks if you like 🙂 ♥
Doors Open at 7:30 PM
Opening Act – Conscious at 8:15 PM/8:30 PM
ALEXANDRIA 9:15 PM/9:30 PM
If you're feeling like Christmas might come early this year, you're not wrong! Our biannual 12 Beers event is back with a beer-tacular summer edition.
Don your most exuberant Hawaiian shirt as we celebrate a truly beer-tastic summer's eve. We're inviting down 12 amazing breweries so you can sample the best of local lagers, perfect pilsners, seasonal successes, and forever favourites.
Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from Kenora, Ontario who is now based in Toronto. The singer-songwriter’s music presents a unique and harmonious blend of traditional folk and contemporary pop. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from humorous anecdotes to emotional ballads, to delightfully folk-infused love songs.
This promises to be one of the biggest live music events of the year! The hotly anticipated release "Phoenix", the debut album of Toronto's favourite up-and-coming MC is debuting at the Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, one of Toronto's premiere music spots.
Join the Facebook event and get ready for a passionate performance full of hits from the record!! No cover.
*The event is 19+ because there will be alcohol on the premises*
Shut Up, Nobody Cares is a live storytelling show hosted by Anne and Paula.
Two best friends from one of the many Ontario suburbs who love telling stories and want to share the stage with others that:
1) Like to talk, and 2) Like to make things.
At our first show (EVER) you’ll experience more than just a stage, a person, and a mic...